August 11, 2007 Subject:
Informative and a morale boaster for the 1943 civilian
U.S. News Review was well done. It was informative and did a lot to boaster the morale of the 1943 civilian. It shows a lot of of sacrifice that generation gave. This film is now an excellent source for people interested in the history and times of World War II.
August 26, 2005 Subject:
How much wood would a wood plane plane?
Another News parade, with heavy emphasis on da war.
1) The Canadian Made Mosquito Bomber is profiled. This thing, believe it or not, was made of wood! Neat! And it flew! There are a number of them still on display at Canadian war museums. Kind of makes me proud :)
2) The capture of Milne Bay by Allied forces is then shown. We see signs of Japanese occupation, as a bulletproof vest, a bicyle, and a gun turret which the narrator assures us will be turned on the Japs soon!
3) The burning problem about trying to replace home appliances and clothes are shown next. Almost impossible to do, as all the shops are focusing on war production! So, fix the darn thing yourself! Yes, that's about it for this segment.. Remember! Don't put a penny behind a blown out fuse! And check out the guy watching the science demonstration with the dark sunglasses! A Ruse I tell ya!
4) A pretty standard war by air footage montage is shown next, this time to the enemies of Spain1 That'll teach ya!
5) A letter from Hocking is a fairly melodramatic yarn about a plant employee who loses his son in the war. After wandering around feeling disenchanted, he decides to write a letter to the workers, starting out about his son, but then spazzing out on the workers for not being productive enough! Oookay..
6) The official Coast Guard song is sung for us!! What? You didn't know they had one? Well, welcome to the club. It's called 'Semper Paratus'. It's not bad, a tad bit too long, for some inexplicable reason reminds me of the Pet Shop Boys rendition of 'Go West'. We don't get to sing along this time. :(